publication date: Thursday, September 13, 2018 (part of Fall 2018)

category: Art

clue: This children's book illustrator, best remembered for drawings of frightened lions and foolish scarecrows, earned enough money to buy an island and declare himself a king, even though he shared his name with a Scottish warrior who famously opposed a king.

explanation: William Wallace Denslow earned enough money from illustrating The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Mother Goose, and other best-selling books that he bought an island in Bermuda. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, and Erik Bates


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